Abelia x grandiflora 'Kaleidoscope'
Kaleidoscope Abelia - a fast growing, compact and dense low mounding shrub to 24-30 inches tall by 36 to 42 inches wide with bright red stems holding strongly variegated leaves; bright yellow with a light green center in the spring and gradually changing to golden yellow with a green center in the summer and then a combination of golden yellow, bright orange, and fiery red in the fall. In late summer the light pink buds open to small, white tubular flowers, which persist into fall. Plant in full sun for best foliage color but also grows well in part shade. Tolerates most soil types but performs poorly in heavy poorly-drained soils or in locations with very high Ph.